Anna-Liisa by Minna Canth – A staged reading
Saturday, 7th of July
Rural Finland, 1895. Mere days before her wedding is to be announced, Anna-Liisa receives an unexpected visitor. This intrusion from her troubled past threatens to overthrow her tentative steps towards happiness.
Dubbed as “the most pure-blooded realist in Finnish literature”, Minna Canth (1844-1897) is one of Finland’s most celebrated playwrights, whose work recalls her Nordic contemporaries, Ibsen and Strindberg.
Canth fought throughout her life for women’s equality, and her final play Anna-Liisa (1895) is a provocative feminist work, exposing male sexual hypocrisy and women’s persistent struggle for agency over their own bodies.
To book tickets and find out more, click here.
Date: Saturday, 7th July
Time: Starts at 4.00pm
Location: Gielgud Theatre, RADA
Malet Street, Soho, London WC1E 7JN